Millions of eggs recalled due to health concerns


WASHINGTON (KKTV) - More than 200 million eggs are being recalled due to concerns about Salmonella.

The FDA says 22 people have reported falling ill.

The eggs come from Rose Acre Farms out of Seymour, Indiana and are sold in nine states, including Colorado. The FDA says the eggs can be found in stores and have also been distributed to restaurants in Colorado and the other affected states.

There are fears the eggs are contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, which FDA defines as, "an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems."

Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In the most extreme cases when the organism gets into the infected person's bloodstream, it can cause more severe issues such as endocarditis and arthritis.

The recall was voluntary on Rose Acre Farms' part. The FDA has since inspected the farm.

The farm produces 2.3 million eggs a day. Approximately 206,749,248 eggs are being recalled.

For a full list of recalled products, click here.